Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.xml.bind
Interface DatatypeConverterInterface


public interface DatatypeConverterInterface

The DatatypeConverterInterface is for JAXB provider use only. A JAXB provider must supply a class that implements this interface. JAXB Providers are required to call the DatatypeConverter.setDatatypeConverter api at some point before the first marshal or unmarshal operation (perhaps during the call to JAXBContext.newInstance). This step is necessary to configure the converter that should be used to perform the print and parse functionality. Calling this api repeatedly will have no effect - the DatatypeConverter instance passed into the first invocation is the one that will be used from then on.

This interface defines the parse and print methods. There is one parse and print method for each XML schema datatype specified in the the default binding Table 5-1 in the JAXB specification.

The parse and print methods defined here are invoked by the static parse and print methods defined in the DatatypeConverter class.

A parse method for a XML schema datatype must be capable of converting any lexical representation of the XML schema datatype ( specified by the XML Schema Part2: Datatypes specification into a value in the value space of the XML schema datatype. If an error is encountered during conversion, then an IllegalArgumentException or a subclass of IllegalArgumentException must be thrown by the method.

A print method for a XML schema datatype can output any lexical representation that is valid with respect to the XML schema datatype. If an error is encountered during conversion, then an IllegalArgumentException, or a subclass of IllegalArgumentException must be thrown by the method.

The prefix xsd: is used to refer to XML schema datatypes XML Schema Part2: Datatypes specification.

Since:
JAXB1.0
See Also:
DatatypeConverter, ParseConversionEvent, PrintConversionEvent

Method Summary
 String parseAnySimpleType(String lexicalXSDAnySimpleType)
           Return a string containing the lexical representation of the simple type.
 byte[] parseBase64Binary(String lexicalXSDBase64Binary)
           Converts the string argument into an array of bytes.
 boolean parseBoolean(String lexicalXSDBoolean)
           Converts the string argument into a boolean value.
 byte parseByte(String lexicalXSDByte)
           Converts the string argument into a byte value.
 Calendar parseDate(String lexicalXSDDate)
           Converts the string argument into a Calendar value.
 Calendar parseDateTime(String lexicalXSDDateTime)
           Converts the string argument into a Calendar value.
 BigDecimal parseDecimal(String lexicalXSDDecimal)
           Converts the string argument into a BigDecimal value.
 double parseDouble(String lexicalXSDDouble)
           Converts the string argument into a double value.
 float parseFloat(String lexicalXSDFloat)
           Converts the string argument into a float value.
 byte[] parseHexBinary(String lexicalXSDHexBinary)
           Converts the string argument into an array of bytes.
 int parseInt(String lexicalXSDInt)
           Convert the string argument into an int value.
 BigInteger parseInteger(String lexicalXSDInteger)
           Convert the string argument into a BigInteger value.
 long parseLong(String lexicalXSDLong)
           Converts the string argument into a long value.
 QName parseQName(String lexicalXSDQName, NamespaceContext nsc)
           Converts the string argument into a QName value.
 short parseShort(String lexicalXSDShort)
           Converts the string argument into a short value.
 String parseString(String lexicalXSDString)
           Convert the string argument into a string.
 Calendar parseTime(String lexicalXSDTime)
           Converts the string argument into a Calendar value.
 long parseUnsignedInt(String lexicalXSDUnsignedInt)
           Converts the string argument into a long value.
 int parseUnsignedShort(String lexicalXSDUnsignedShort)
           Converts the string argument into an int value.
 String printAnySimpleType(String val)
           Converts a string value into a string.
 String printBase64Binary(byte[] val)
           Converts an array of bytes into a string.
 String printBoolean(boolean val)
           Converts a boolean value into a string.
 String printByte(byte val)
           Converts a byte value into a string.
 String printDate(Calendar val)
           Converts a Calendar value into a string.
 String printDateTime(Calendar val)
           Converts a Calendar value into a string.
 String printDecimal(BigDecimal val)
           Converts a BigDecimal value into a string.
 String printDouble(double val)
           Converts a double value into a string.
 String printFloat(float val)
           Converts a float value into a string.
 String printHexBinary(byte[] val)
           Converts an array of bytes into a string.
 String printInt(int val)
           Converts an int value into a string.
 String printInteger(BigInteger val)
           Converts a BigInteger value into a string.
 String printLong(long val)
           Converts a long value into a string.
 String printQName(QName val, NamespaceContext nsc)
           Converts a QName instance into a string.
 String printShort(short val)
           Converts a short value into a string.
 String printString(String val)
           Converts the string argument into a string.
 String printTime(Calendar val)
           Converts a Calendar value into a string.
 String printUnsignedInt(long val)
           Converts a long value into a string.
 String printUnsignedShort(int val)
           Converts an int value into a string.
 

Method Detail

parseString

String parseString(String lexicalXSDString)

Convert the string argument into a string.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDString - A lexical representation of the XML Schema datatype xsd:string
Returns:
A string that is the same as the input string.

parseInteger

BigInteger parseInteger(String lexicalXSDInteger)

Convert the string argument into a BigInteger value.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDInteger - A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:integer.
Returns:
A BigInteger value represented by the string argument.
Throws:
NumberFormatException - lexicalXSDInteger is not a valid string representation of a BigInteger value.

parseInt

int parseInt(String lexicalXSDInt)

Convert the string argument into an int value.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDInt - A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:int.
Returns:
An int value represented byte the string argument.
Throws:
NumberFormatException - lexicalXSDInt is not a valid string representation of an int value.

parseLong

long parseLong(String lexicalXSDLong)

Converts the string argument into a long value.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDLong - A string containing lexical representation of xsd:long.
Returns:
A long value represented by the string argument.
Throws:
NumberFormatException - lexicalXSDLong is not a valid string representation of a long value.

parseShort

short parseShort(String lexicalXSDShort)

Converts the string argument into a short value.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDShort - A string containing lexical representation of xsd:short.
Returns:
A short value represented by the string argument.
Throws:
NumberFormatException - lexicalXSDShort is not a valid string representation of a short value.

parseDecimal

BigDecimal parseDecimal(String lexicalXSDDecimal)

Converts the string argument into a BigDecimal value.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDDecimal - A string containing lexical representation of xsd:decimal.
Returns:
A BigDecimal value represented by the string argument.
Throws:
NumberFormatException - lexicalXSDDecimal is not a valid string representation of BigDecimal.

parseFloat

float parseFloat(String lexicalXSDFloat)

Converts the string argument into a float value.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDFloat - A string containing lexical representation of xsd:float.
Returns:
A float value represented by the string argument.
Throws:
NumberFormatException - lexicalXSDFloat is not a valid string representation of a float value.

parseDouble

double parseDouble(String lexicalXSDDouble)

Converts the string argument into a double value.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDDouble - A string containing lexical representation of xsd:double.
Returns:
A double value represented by the string argument.
Throws:
NumberFormatException - lexicalXSDDouble is not a valid string representation of a double value.

parseBoolean

boolean parseBoolean(String lexicalXSDBoolean)

Converts the string argument into a boolean value.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDBoolean - A string containing lexical representation of xsd:boolean.
Returns:
A boolean value represented by the string argument.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if string parameter does not conform to lexical value space defined in XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes for xsd:boolean.

parseByte

byte parseByte(String lexicalXSDByte)

Converts the string argument into a byte value.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDByte - A string containing lexical representation of xsd:byte.
Returns:
A byte value represented by the string argument.
Throws:
NumberFormatException - lexicalXSDByte does not contain a parseable byte.
IllegalArgumentException - if string parameter does not conform to lexical value space defined in XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes for xsd:byte.

parseQName

QName parseQName(String lexicalXSDQName,
                 NamespaceContext nsc)

Converts the string argument into a QName value.

String parameter lexicalXSDQname must conform to lexical value space specifed at XML Schema Part 2:Datatypes specification:QNames

Parameters:
lexicalXSDQName - A string containing lexical representation of xsd:QName.
nsc - A namespace context for interpreting a prefix within a QName.
Returns:
A QName value represented by the string argument.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if string parameter does not conform to XML Schema Part 2 specification or if namespace prefix of lexicalXSDQname is not bound to a URI in NamespaceContext nsc.

parseDateTime

Calendar parseDateTime(String lexicalXSDDateTime)

Converts the string argument into a Calendar value.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDDateTime - A string containing lexical representation of xsd:datetime.
Returns:
A Calendar object represented by the string argument.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if string parameter does not conform to lexical value space defined in XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes for xsd:dateTime.

parseBase64Binary

byte[] parseBase64Binary(String lexicalXSDBase64Binary)

Converts the string argument into an array of bytes.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDBase64Binary - A string containing lexical representation of xsd:base64Binary.
Returns:
An array of bytes represented by the string argument.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if string parameter does not conform to lexical value space defined in XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes for xsd:base64Binary

parseHexBinary

byte[] parseHexBinary(String lexicalXSDHexBinary)

Converts the string argument into an array of bytes.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDHexBinary - A string containing lexical representation of xsd:hexBinary.
Returns:
An array of bytes represented by the string argument.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if string parameter does not conform to lexical value space defined in XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes for xsd:hexBinary.

parseUnsignedInt

long parseUnsignedInt(String lexicalXSDUnsignedInt)

Converts the string argument into a long value.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDUnsignedInt - A string containing lexical representation of xsd:unsignedInt.
Returns:
A long value represented by the string argument.
Throws:
NumberFormatException - if string parameter can not be parsed into a long value.

parseUnsignedShort

int parseUnsignedShort(String lexicalXSDUnsignedShort)

Converts the string argument into an int value.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDUnsignedShort - A string containing lexical representation of xsd:unsignedShort.
Returns:
An int value represented by the string argument.
Throws:
NumberFormatException - if string parameter can not be parsed into an int value.

parseTime

Calendar parseTime(String lexicalXSDTime)

Converts the string argument into a Calendar value.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDTime - A string containing lexical representation of xsd:Time.
Returns:
A Calendar value represented by the string argument.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if string parameter does not conform to lexical value space defined in XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes for xsd:Time.

parseDate

Calendar parseDate(String lexicalXSDDate)

Converts the string argument into a Calendar value.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDDate - A string containing lexical representation of xsd:Date.
Returns:
A Calendar value represented by the string argument.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if string parameter does not conform to lexical value space defined in XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes for xsd:Date.

parseAnySimpleType

String parseAnySimpleType(String lexicalXSDAnySimpleType)

Return a string containing the lexical representation of the simple type.

Parameters:
lexicalXSDAnySimpleType - A string containing lexical representation of the simple type.
Returns:
A string containing the lexical representation of the simple type.

printString

String printString(String val)

Converts the string argument into a string.

Parameters:
val - A string value.
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:string

printInteger

String printInteger(BigInteger val)

Converts a BigInteger value into a string.

Parameters:
val - A BigInteger value
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:integer
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - val is null.

printInt

String printInt(int val)

Converts an int value into a string.

Parameters:
val - An int value
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:int

printLong

String printLong(long val)

Converts a long value into a string.

Parameters:
val - A long value
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:long

printShort

String printShort(short val)

Converts a short value into a string.

Parameters:
val - A short value
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:short

printDecimal

String printDecimal(BigDecimal val)

Converts a BigDecimal value into a string.

Parameters:
val - A BigDecimal value
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:decimal
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - val is null.

printFloat

String printFloat(float val)

Converts a float value into a string.

Parameters:
val - A float value
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:float

printDouble

String printDouble(double val)

Converts a double value into a string.

Parameters:
val - A double value
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:double

printBoolean

String printBoolean(boolean val)

Converts a boolean value into a string.

Parameters:
val - A boolean value
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:boolean

printByte

String printByte(byte val)

Converts a byte value into a string.

Parameters:
val - A byte value
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:byte

printQName

String printQName(QName val,
                  NamespaceContext nsc)

Converts a QName instance into a string.

Parameters:
val - A QName value
nsc - A namespace context for interpreting a prefix within a QName.
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of QName
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if val is null or if nsc is non-null or nsc.getPrefix(nsprefixFromVal) is null.

printDateTime

String printDateTime(Calendar val)

Converts a Calendar value into a string.

Parameters:
val - A Calendar value
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:dateTime
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if val is null.

printBase64Binary

String printBase64Binary(byte[] val)

Converts an array of bytes into a string.

Parameters:
val - an array of bytes
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:base64Binary
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if val is null.

printHexBinary

String printHexBinary(byte[] val)

Converts an array of bytes into a string.

Parameters:
val - an array of bytes
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:hexBinary
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if val is null.

printUnsignedInt

String printUnsignedInt(long val)

Converts a long value into a string.

Parameters:
val - A long value
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:unsignedInt

printUnsignedShort

String printUnsignedShort(int val)

Converts an int value into a string.

Parameters:
val - An int value
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:unsignedShort

printTime

String printTime(Calendar val)

Converts a Calendar value into a string.

Parameters:
val - A Calendar value
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:time
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if val is null.

printDate

String printDate(Calendar val)

Converts a Calendar value into a string.

Parameters:
val - A Calendar value
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:date
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if val is null.

printAnySimpleType

String printAnySimpleType(String val)

Converts a string value into a string.

Parameters:
val - A string value
Returns:
A string containing a lexical representation of xsd:AnySimpleType

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